This course equips students with the skills to engage people with psychosis and their carers, to assess their subjective difficulties, and to deliver innovative brief structured psychological interventions. Workshops, role plays and case discussions will cover practical skills, and the theory informing practice.
The programme is designed for frontline mental health professionals, but is also suitable for graduates without a mental health qualification who are interested in pursuing further work or study in the area.
- The Internationally renowned centre for the development and evaluation of cognitive behavioural interventions for people with psychosis and their carers, offers unrivalled access to current innovations in practice and research.
- Students can choose from a selection of interventions to suit their practice or preference.
- The course highlights the most topical developments in the field.
Who should take this course
All applicants need to demonstrate the ability to work effectively at graduate level and an interest in and enthusiasm for psychological approaches to working with people with psychosis and their careers.
Grad Cert/Grad Dip
Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take:
- Graduate Diploma - modules totalling 120 credits
- Graduate Certificate - modules totalling 60 credits
You are required to take:
- Advanced Engagement Skills (30 credits)
In addition, you are required to take 30 credits if you are taking the Grad Cert and 90 credits if you are taking the Grad Dip, from a range of optional modules which may typically include:
- Specific Interventions (30 credits)
- Specific Interventions for Voices & Delusions (30 credits)
- Working With Young People Who Have Psychosis or Unusual Experiences & Their Carers (30 credits)
- Supervised Practice in CBT Informed & Carer Supportive Interventions in Psychosis (30 credits)
- Optional modules may only run if a minimum number of students enroll onto them.
- Part time overseas fees:
About Course Provider
King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.
King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.
Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.
King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.